Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Teacher Resources
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The Game is Afoot - A Study of Sherlock Holmes
Mystery is an exciting genre for young readers to get into. The plots are so intriguing! Here is a series of lessons which invite learners to enter the world of the mystery genre. Sherlock Holmes mysteries are featured. Pupils create their own detective stories and publish them in a book format. They must also try their hand at solving mysteries by using inductive reasoning skills. A highly recommended series of plans that are sure to be a hit!
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes
Young scholars, using powerpoint technology, are introduced to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his works concerning Sherlock Holmes.
Writing A Summary - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Middle schoolers explore short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In this literature lesson, students read one of his short stories listed and then summarize the story in a written piece.
Sherlock Holmes: Teaching English Through Detective Fiction
Students read examples of mysteries and detective fiction. With a focus on Sherlock Holmes, they are introduced to the techniques for reading properly. In groups, they define new vocabulary, make predictions and summarize the stories. To end the instructional activity, they research the life and other works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Symbols Quiz
In this online interactive symbols quiz worksheet, students respond to 5 multiple choice questions about symbols used by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Students may check their answers on this timed quiz.
Detective Fiction for Remedial Readers
Eighth graders in a remedial reading class are introduced to detective fiction by Edgar Allan Poe and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. After reading about their lives and work, they define new vocabulary and practice using a guided reading structure to read the material again. To end the lesson, they work together to unscramble words and match with the definition.
Science: Criminalistics - A New Look at Crime
Students examine the world of forensic science, focusing on fingerprint analysis. In the lesson, they implement a method by which fingerprints of class members are categorized and identified. Elementary students study classification systems while high school students develop systems of identification.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (As seen by my 7th Grade English Class Students)
Elementary, my dear Watson! After reading Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, seventh graders analyze traits and behavior of Sherlock Holmes, Watson, and other important characters. The lesson plan includes a few discussion questions, and would be most useful in the context of a larger Sherlock Holmes unit (the resources for which are available in links).
What a Character! Comparing Literary Adaptations
What do Robert Downey Jr., Basil Rathbone, Jeremy Brett, Fritz Weaver, Roger Moore, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Daffy Duck have in common? Why, it’s elementary, my dear Watson! They all have portrayed Sherlock Holmes. Literary detectives launch an investigation of how varying portrayals of a character influence a drama. The approach detailed here could be used with a wide range of literature. From Romeo and Juliet to The Great Gatsby, your sleuths will be engaged in the search for clues that reveal how who done it changes everything.
Hound of the Baskervilles Study Questions and Suggested Essay Topics
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 6 short answer and essay questions about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Hound of the Baskervilles. Students may check some of their answers online.
Lesson Mystery: The Game is Afoot
Learners enter and experience the world of Sherlock Holmes and hard-boiled detectives in this unit on mysteries. They review and analyze the ""Whodunit Requirements" and the "Mystery Contract" that accompany this lesson. Each student examines the evidence to discover the inner workings of the mystery genre.
"The Sign of Four" Chapter 10 "The End of the Islander"
Sherlock Holmes, the eccentric detective, is back in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's second novel. Geared toward advanced learners, this link provides a quote of interest, a journal topic, and a few defined vocabulary terms .
After Reading: "Plot the Plot" Activity in the Library Media Class
"Plot the plot" of "The Adventures of the Speckled Band" with your young readers. Take a few days to read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's short story as a class or in pairs, having learners write down what they consider to be the most important plot elements, giving the elements a rating as they go. Have a class discussion and create a visual representation on the board of the plot. Address various learning types with spoken and pictorial representations of story elements.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Questions
In this reading comprehension learning exercise, students respond to 5 short answer questions about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Why was Watson Dear? Quiz
In this online interactive literature quiz worksheet, students respond to 10 multiple choice questions Watson's role in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Students may check their answers on this timed quiz.
It's a Mystery to Me
Middle schoolers read a variety of mysteries to improve their reading and comprehension skills. Using a worksheet, they define and practice using new vocabulary. In groups, they read stories from Poe and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and write an essay describing the characters, plot and setting of the stories.
Silver Blaze and Other Stories
In this Silver Blaze and Other Stories reading and study guide worksheet, students respond to 8 multi-step short answer, multiple choice, and graphic organizer questions. The questions are designed to be answered before, while, and after reading Silver Blaze and Other Stories.
The Lost World (4 parts)
Tenth graders view this science fiction adventure, though not scientifically accurate, creates opportunities to explore the extinction of dinosaurs and to explore evolution.
Comparing Realistic and Fictional Settings
Students examine setting in a work of realistic fiction. In this literature lesson, students read The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and then write an essay that compares real-life settings to the settings in the novel.
The Boldest Hoax
Pupils watch a video that outlines the history of the Great Piltdown Forgery of early 20th century England. They answer a series of comprehension questions.